While many people think of Doomsday Preppers when they hear anything related to preparedness, it really can apply to every day life.
I don’t remember when I first stumbled upon The Survival Mom (Lisa Bedford), but I’m guessing it was after the tornado hit Joplin, Mo., in 2011. We lived a few hours from Joplin at the time and I started getting interested in being more prepared as a family for disasters and emergencies. After reading the state of Joplin in the following weeks, I knew I didn’t want to be in a position where I wasn’t prepared to take care of my family.
I put this book on my to-read list, but didn’t get around to buying it until early last year. This was after I received a great opportunity to be a guest blogger for The Survival Mom. I figured if I was going to work for her, I should read her book. It took me several months to read the entire thing because it is chock-full of important information. I am so glad I finally bought it and read it.
This book is one of the how-to manuals for preparedness and it is specifically written for moms. The subtitle says it all: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios. The book covers water, sanitation, food storage, what to prepare in your home, dealing with power outages, security, finances and evacuating. There are tips, lists and checklists on every topic and there are even lists of resources in the back.
While many people think of Doomsday Preppers when they hear anything related to preparedness, it really can apply to every day life. A diaper bag is a way of being prepared for a hungry baby or diaper blowout. Having soup, crackers, ginger ale and medicine on hand for sickness makes life easier than having to run out to the store while being sick or with a sick child. This book covers those scenarios, too, and even addresses a situation that many of us could face – financial crisis.
I refer to this book a lot and if you read it, you will, too. I highly recommend this for any family that wants to get more prepared for anything life can hand them. However, I will not loan you my copy. I have bought some of my friends their own copy because I don’t want to part with mine – too much valuable information in there!
To buy your own copy, visit Amazon here: Survival Mom by Lisa Bedford.